December 25th Revelation 16
Sin is punished
1: And I heard a great voice out of the temple saying to the seven angels, Go your ways, and pour out the vials of the wrath of God upon the earth. 2: And the first went, and poured out his vial upon the earth; and there fell a noisome and grievous sore upon the men which had the mark of the beast, and upon them which worshipped his image. 3: And the second angel poured out his vial upon the sea; and it became as the blood of a dead man: and every living soul died in the sea. 4: And the third angel poured out his vial upon the rivers and fountains of waters; and they became blood. 5: And I heard the angel of the waters say, Thou art righteous, O Lord, which art, and wast, and shalt be, because thou hast judged thus. 6: For they have shed the blood of saints and prophets, and thou hast given them blood to drink; for they are worthy. 7: And I heard another out of the altar say, Even so, Lord God Almighty, true and righteous are thy judgments. 8: And the fourth angel poured out his vial upon the sun; and power was given unto him to scorch men with fire. 9: And men were scorched with great heat, and blasphemed the name of God, which hath power over these plagues: and they repented not to give him glory. 10: And the fifth angel poured out his vial upon the seat of the beast; and his kingdom was full of darkness; and they gnawed their tongues for pain, 11: And blasphemed the God of heaven because of their pains and their sores, and repented not of their deeds. 12: And the sixth angel poured out his vial upon the great river Euphrates; and the water thereof was dried up, that the way of the kings of the east might be prepared. 13: And I saw three unclean spirits like frogs come out of the mouth of the dragon, and out of the mouth of the beast, and out of the mouth of the false prophet. 14: For they are the spirits of devils, working miracles, which go forth unto the kings of the earth and of the whole world, to gather them to the battle of that great day of God Almighty. 15: Behold, I come as a thief. Blessed is he that watcheth, and keepeth his garments, lest he walk naked, and they see his shame. 16: And he gathered them together into a place called in the Hebrew tongue Armageddon. 17: And the seventh angel poured out his vial into the air; and there came a great voice out of the temple of heaven, from the throne, saying, It is done. 18: And there were voices, and thunders, and lightnings; and there was a great earthquake, such as was not since men were upon the earth, so mighty an earthquake, and so great. 19: And the great city was divided into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell: and great Babylon came in remembrance before God, to give unto her the cup of the wine of the fierceness of his wrath. 20: And every island fled away, and the mountains were not found. 21: And there fell upon men a great hail out of heaven, every stone about the weight of a talent: and men blasphemed God because of the plague of the hail; for the plague thereof was exceeding great.
A great voice from out of the Temple tells the seven angels to pour out their vials on the earth. The first vial produced grievous sores on those who had the mark of the beast. The second was like blood and it caused death to every living soul in the sea. The third vial was poured out on the rivers and springs so that they became blood. The angel speaks to God about the righteousness of the judgment. The forth angel poured out his vial on the sun and he had power to burn men with fire. However they did not repent but blasphemed God. The fifth angel poured out his vial of the kingdom of the beast so that his kingdom was full of darkness. The sixth angel poured out his vial on the River Euphrates so that the river dried up. This gave a free passage for the kings of the east. Then John says three evil spirits which went into the whole earth to gather men to fight against God. The battle is drawn up to the place or Armageddon. The seventh angel pours out his vial into the air. A great voice comes out of the Temple of God and there is lightening and a great earthquake. There has never been an earthquake as great as this. Jerusalem is divided into three parts and all the cities of the world were destroyed. The Islands disappeared and the mountains shrunk away. Then there fell hail from heaven as large as a talent. And men cursed God because the hail was so great.
- What happens when the vials are poured out?
- What happens when the biggest earthquake of the world comes?